MEETING TIME & DATE
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018. We look forward to having you join us!
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Bee Bloeser, author and our morning speaker
“Vaccines & Bayonets: Fighting Smallpox in Africa amid Tribalism, Terror and the Cold War”
is Bee Bloeser’s story of her life in Nigeria, and then, coping with a slowly rising tide of disaster that turns the tropical paradise of Equatorial Guinea into a hotbed of suspicion, hatred, and murder.
After years of international work and travel, and retirement from her stateside career as a speech-language pathologist, Bloeser enjoys writing and public speaking, storytelling, spending time with family, friends and church and, of course, travel. She is a member of the United Nations Association, International Women’s Writing Guild, and Tucson Tellers of Tales. She is a prize-winning author in the Society of Southwestern Authors competition and a runner-up in Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards Competition.
“Bee Bloeser’s story reads like a political thriller, women’s history, and African adventure rolled into one. An alert witness to a breakthrough in world health, she brings insight and humor to a dark tale of disease, corruption and genocide that unfolds around her, her visionary but practical husband, and their two small children. Riveting.” So says Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Pamela Alexander.
A virus. A tribal massacre. A medieval palace. A bloodthirsty dictator.
We helped eradicate smallpox. What price would our family pay?
Our Afternoon Session…
The Great American Read has inspired us to invite you to join us for conversations about your favorite mystery book or short story.
Who is your favorite author? Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? Agatha Christie? Sue Grafton? Raymond Chandler? Sara Paretsky? P. D. James? Attica Locke?
What makes it your favorite? When and how did you discover the book/story? How many times have you read it?
Please bring a copy of your favorite with you when you join us at Tucson Sisters in Crime on June 16th.